Banana Pancakes

I can multitask.

I can cook and click.

I can cook, click and feed.

I can cook, click, feed and talk over the phone.

But I cannot cook, click, feed, talk over the phone AND fight at the same time.

So our breakfast this morning, whole wheat banana pancakes, is going back to the dining table where a hungry hubby and a grumpy kiddo are waiting anxiously.

Enjoy the virtual treat.

Adapted from : All recipes

Ingredients:

  • Whole wheat flour     :         1/2 cup
  • Baking Powder            :         1 tsp
  • Sugar                               :         1 tbsp
  • Egg                                   :         1
  • Milk                                 :         1/2 cup
  • Banana                           :         1, mashed
  • Oil                                     :         1 tbsp

Method:

  1. Combine the flour, sugar and baking powder. Whisk.
  2. Combine mashed bananas, milk, egg and oil. Mix thoroughly.
  3. Stir the dry ingredients to the wet and mix. The batter was slightly watery, so I added about 1 tbsp of flour to it.
  4. Heat a frying pan/tawa  and add 1/4 cup of the batter.
  5. When bubbles start appearing and the batter starts getting dry, flip over and cook.
  6. Top with caramelized bananas and serve hot.
  7. Makes 5 pancakes.

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Banana Bread

Hubby is a huge fan of bananas, but he hates them in baked goodies. Now, I love banana bread and that is precisely the reason why I never bake them.

I tend to finish them off. All on my own. The entire loaf, in case you didn’t understand.

Bananas are never given an opportunity in our house to turn overripe. They are gobbled down much before they reach that stage. But sometimes a piece or two remains as such in the fruit bowl, out of pure politeness (Me: ‘let him finish it’ . Him :’let her finish it’).

So every time we have some polite overripe bananas left, I am faced with this ‘to bake or not to bake’ dilemma. The question is whether I should throw out an overripe banana or add a pound of butter and sugar to it and bake a bread and increase my weight.

But sometimes you can’t help yourself! So, when I saw this wonderful recipe for Banana bread at Priya’s place, I discarded all my weight control plans (I wasn’t following them anyway) and indulged, I mean, baked.

And LOVED it, to the last crumb!

So, here is the recipe for the ultimate moist banana bread.

Ingredients:

  • Banana                           :            3 large (ripe), mashed
  • Eggs                                :             2
  • Oil                                    :            1/2 cup
  • Butter milk                   :            1/3 cup
  • All Purpose Flour      :            1 3/4 cups
  • Sugar                              :            1- 1.5 cups (I used 1 cup)
  • Baking Soda                 :            1 tsp
  • Salt                                  :            1/4 tsp
  • Walnuts                         :            1 cup  (optional)

Method:

  1. Pre heat the oven to 325 F and grease a loaf pan.
  2. Blend bananas, eggs, oil and buttermilk (wet ingredients) together.
  3. Combine the flour, sugar, soda and salt. Make a well in the center and add the wet ingredients. Mix until there are no dry lumps. Add the nuts, if using.
  4. Pour into the greased loaf pan and bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes. Keep checking with a skewer after 60 minutes into baking, to avoid over baking.
  5. Slice and serve when they are slightly warm.

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Banana Peanut butter Granola

Relaxing and taking the day easy means for most people, spending the day watching TV. No, not for me. I find watching TV nerve racking. Why? Because there are too many remotes!

With almost all the homes now having the DVD player and the Set Top Box, there are three remotes to handle if you want to watch TV.

After switching ON everything, I pick a remote randomly and then click.

Oh oh, the Set Top Box is switched off. Try with another remote, this time I would have switched off the DVD player. Last try and yes, the television comes to life. Only, it has a blank screen with absolutely nothing on it!

Oh, the Set Top Box was switched off! Now, which remote was it? Oops, wrong one – DVD player now switched on! Try again, oh, now TV is switched off!

By now, even the remote wish for watching something would have extinguished.

At this stage someone would help me with the remote(s). The TV would finally come to life – with programs in it.

And that’s when you realize its just not worth the effort!

All you have is news channels showing ads, skinny ladies wearing hankies and dancing to some weird sounds (they call it music now a days), women making fashion statements in MIL – DIL drama serials, people screaming or talking and passing it off as music! No, Thank You.

I guess I am much better off with my laptop. It has internet, it has games, it has recipes and it can play movies of my choice.

And it has just ONE on/off switch!

Now, for an uncomplicated recipe, that can be made in a jiffy and healthy to the boot. Put in a sandwich or have it as such, these are a great treat.

Ingredients:

  • Banana                                                    :         1 per person
  • Peanut Butter                                       :         1 – 2 tsp
  • Granola /Whole wheat cereal        :         2 tbsp

Method:

  1. Slice the banana into 1″ thick rounds.
  2. Spread a little bit of peanut butter on them using a bread knife (not spoon, its a mess!).
  3. In a plate, take about 1- 2 tbsp granola. Lightly press the peanut butter side of the banana over it so that the granola sticks to it. Serve.

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